Breaking News
More () »

116 mph wind gust reported on Peak 6 in Breckenridge, 90+ mph winds in Boulder, Glen Haven

The windy conditions led to travel advisories along I-76 and between Fort Collins and DIA. Numerous trucks were topped near Cheyenne, Wyoming.

DENVER — High winds were reported across Colorado late Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with gusts reaching near 60 mph in parts of Denver County and winds exceeding 90 mph in parts of Boulder and Larimer counties.

It even reached 116 mph on Peak 6 in Breckenridge. That's windy, but nowhere near the state's 2016 record of 146 mph gusts on Monarch Pass. 

The National Weather Service released a preliminary list of wind readings on Thursday morning. The highest winds were recorded in Glen Haven in Larimer County, where gusts reached 99 mph just before 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Boulder, meanwhile, recorded a 94 mph wind gust at 8:46 p.m. Wednesday.

RELATED: High wind warnings through Friday, approaching storm brings mountain snow

RELATED: Here's why meteorologists launch weather balloons every day

The high winds are expected to continue on the Eastern plains on Thursday afternoon. This has led the National Weather Service to issue a travel advisory to truckers and others driving high profile vehicles.

This same advisory was issued on Wednesday night, when truckers were told to avoid Interstate 76 due to the more than 60 mph winds reported in Brighton, Fort Morgan and more.

Winds near Cheyenne, Wyoming toppled semi-trucks.

The mountains also experienced high winds on Wednesday night. This, combined with blowing snow, created treacherous conditions for drivers.

Dakota Hill in Gilpin County recorded 83 mph wind gusts, and 79 mph winds were reported at Berthoud Pass in Grand County.

In Silverthorne, the NWS recorded nearly 70 mph winds on Wednesday night.

Closer to the Denver metro area, winds sparked a grass fire in Arapahoe County and toppled a tree onto a home. 

Blowing dust is a concern on the Eastern Plains Thursday afternoon, and drivers should use caution if driving through this corridor.

The latest wind numbers from the NWS in Boulder can be found here



Paid Advertisement

Before You Leave, Check This Out